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    February 1, 2013
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good morning. quiet pattern. will that last into the weekend? we'll have your forecast coming up.
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good morning. we have breaking news from oakland. a missing child leads to an
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amber alert. details police hope can bring the child home. we have breaking news from overseas. a deadly attack at a u.s. embassy. new information coming in from turkey. the latest controversy involving the san francisco 49ers and the gay community. this time it centers around the video. good morning. welcome to a brand new day friday, february 1st i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. let's get a quick check of weather and traffic. let's start with steve. >> it looks good. we start off a little cold for some or not too bad for others. temperatures near 50 close to the coast and in san francisco. high pressure again says i don't think so. everything continues to go north. hazy sunshine. a lot of 60s. here is sal. steve, good morning. right now traffic is looking good on 880 oakland.
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we are still at the point where it's not that bad for you to drive. things are about to change. this is also a look at 80 westbound coming out to the mccarthur maze. let's go back to the desk. topping our news breaking news story we first told you about on the morning news at 4:30. oakland police have issued an amber alert for a missing one- year-old girl. isaza tolefree was wearing a pink shirt with blue bears. investigators believe 56-year- old man kim tolefree abducted her. he is described as 6'4" weighing 270 pounds. he is considered armed and dangerous. he is reportedly driving a 1973 gray kind of a primer colored gray chevy pickup with california license plate 7n79574. now keep an eye out for that car again. an amber alert issued.
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we'll continue have live updates throughout our newscast. we also have breaking news out of turkey. a suicide bomber set off explosives right outside the u.s. embassy in the capitol city of uniquer a. coming up at 6:15 our washington, d.c. newsroom just received a response from the state department on the bombing. time is 6:02. in other news for you this morning, the 49ers starting a brand new day in their quest for a sixth super bowl championship. we have sports anchor joe fonzi standing by he's with the 49ers down in new orleans. first we are starting with tara moriarty on a developing story. tara, this is causing new distractions for the team. >> reporter: that is for sure. this is actually an antibullying video that two players made. and it's a little odd but at first both denied ever making it. >> leave -- letting yourself
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set goals for yourself. >> reporter: line backer ahmad brooks and isaac told a usa today sports reporter they didn't realize the purpose behind a video me made last august was to fight bullying against gay, lesbian, and by sexual teens. now the video has been pulled from the it gets better campaign website. brooks said he knew it was an antibullying video but not an antigay rights thing. >> someone would have told them. >> reporter: you think they should come out and speak out in support of it? >> they should come out and speak out. support teens and you know it's a big deal. >> reporter: no matter if they are gay or straight. >> of course. >> reporter: now when you look at the video, brooks and sow pa
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have short clips. the words gay and lesbian are never used. perhaps someone never told them the specifics of the video. san francisco was the first nfl team to take part in the it gets better campaign. coming up you will hear from one of the players. we are live in daly city i'm tara moriarty. >> and our live team coverage of the 49ers and the super bowl continues now with ktvu joe fonzi. joe is live in new orleans with the team and nfl hall of famer who has views. >> reporter: one of the things i love about new orleans 19 fact in addition to the mix of culture, there is history everywhere you turn. now new orleans has a reputation of where the bars never close. we found one that is closed at 8:00 this morning. this is la feet black smith shop bar. named for the pirate of the
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caribbean himself. now in addition to hanging it here he is being credited as one of the heros of the war of 1812. they started building it around 1722. we ran into a pretty interesting character yesterday. mike is in the pro football hall of fame for his efforts as a player. he was the coach of the world champion chicago bears in the 1985 season. he also was a coach of a guy by the name of jim harbaugh who was his quarterback. they are both firey guys. firey personalities and there was a time when they just frankly didn't get along all that well. but he says he's mellowed in his later years. the two guys have a lot in common. >> that's when he was a competitor. you told him he couldn't do it, he did it. he wanted to prove he could do anything. that's what he was 37 he was an achiever. he drove himself through high school college and pro ball.
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he made himself who he was. i think what is inside a guy is sometimes better than what we think outside a guy. i like what these two guys have brought to the table. this family has no be tremendously proud. it will never happen again in major league sports. and i say that and i think i'll live long enough that you will never see it happen. i think they would rather be playing somebody else. somebody has to win and somebody has to lose. the parents have to go through that and they've got to go through that. you are pulling for yourself and pulling against your brother. and this is a magnificent and i hope people don't lose sight of what this is. it's as good a story i have seen in sports. >> reporter: that really is a great angle the two harbaugh brothers about to hold a joint press conference. it's obviously the first time it has happened in super bowl history. in our next hour we will be roaming around a little bit
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more here in the french quarter. until then reporting live joe fonzi. >> thank you. and make sure you stay right here with ktvu for all the continuing super bowl coverage from new orleans. ktvu team will bring you live reports from the big easy and every newscast leading up to the the big game. and then sunday night after the game, switch to channel 2 for a live local post game show. we'll have the fans here in the bay area and in new orleans. 6:07 is the time. let's check in with sal. >> we are looking at all the traffic. dave asked me a little while ago what has been going on? my answer to him and you and everyone not a lot expect for that amber alert. you will see it on all the changeable message signs like this one that you see on highway 24 as you drive near the lafayette bar station. we will have another report regarding that amber alert issued out of oakland this
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morning coming up soon. let's move along to the bay bridge toll plaza it's not backed up yet. hopefully it will be a light morning. sometimes on fridays we do catch a little bit of a break. right now traffic moves well into san francisco. we've been looking at the commute and that traffic looks good. san mateo bridge about a ten minute drive across the span. 6:08 let's go to steve. thank you, sal. a very good morning. kind of quiet. a little bit more fog this morning. other than that it will be another chaises city, sunny mild day. most lid sunny into the weekend. a lot of high clouds but other than that it's a dry forecast. next rain possibility next thursday, friday looking good. actually looks more colder than it does rainy. i think we will get something out of it. overall you can take a look at scene not much going on. no, there isn't. higher clouds coming up from the southwest. i think that will be about it. other than that a little bit more fog. temperatures again recovering and by the coast in san francisco all the way down to santa cruz look pretty nice.
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mid 60s, upper 60s to near 70. it's a dry forecast and higher clouds. 30s and 40s to almost 50 degrees. again i'm showing you the clouds way down here. it looks like most of those are taking aim. more toward southern california, central california. most of that from about san jose to santa clara south. and then by sunday afternoon, they are out of the picture and high pressure is right back in. sunny and warm. a chilly start fog. nice afternoon. temperatures starting off cold for some. ending up warm for others. 70 clearlake. 64 alameda. everyone pretty close here. pleasanton also in there. 70 gilroy. 60 pacifica. 64 to 66 san mateo and redwood city. pretty nice weather. a lot of haze around the area. back to our breaking story. first reporting to you at 4:30.
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oakland police are searching for a missing one-year-old girl. brian flores is out in oakland now with more on the story. brian. >> that is right. we are actually on the 1400 block of 98th avenue. behind me is the last known location in this location where the suspect may be have lived. he is a 56-year-old african american man named kim tolefree. let's get to the information on the amber alert. a lot of people searching for this little girl right now. you can expect to see a lot of signs as well. amber alert signs are it will up. the information we have right now is police are looking far 1973 gray primer gray chevy flat bed truck. california license plate number 7n79574. again that license plate number
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7n79574. 1973 primer gray chevy flat beg truck. one-year-old girl. we were able to confirm that. african american female named isaza tolefree. she was last seen wearing a pink shirt with blue bears. holding an o and yellow digger blanket. in terms of thsuspect still unable to confirm the relationship. his name is 56-year-old kim tolefree. he's an african american man with black hair and brown eyes. described as 6'4", 270 pounds. he was last seen wearing a plaid green and wedge jacket. police say that suspect tole free is considered armed and dangerous we have several calls into oakland police department looking for more information looking for pictures of the suspect and the little girl. we are live in oakland i'm
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brian flores ktvu channel 2 news. time is 6:12. he became famous as the mayor of new york city years ago. this morning hep has died. we'll tell you how former mayor ed cover is being remembered. frightening moments on board an alaskan airlines flight. the emergency involving the pilot. oakland unvails a new id card today. why critics say this could drain some bank accounts.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. time now 6:15. we are learning this morning former new york city mayor ed koch has died. a spokesman said he died this morning of congestive heart failure. he was 88 years old. during his three terms of mayor, you can see he was known for going out into the street. he was mayor from 1978 to 1989. now we are getting more information about this mornings deadly bombing that happened outside the american embassy in turkey. kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. you just heard back from the state department, kyla. >> reporter: the press office sent me this statement. they confirm there was a terrorist blast along the perimeter of the u.s. embassy. the state department is working
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with turkish national police to assess the damage and casualties. the explosion happened before 4:00 a.m. pacific time. the ap and cnn report two people are dead including the bomber and a u.s. embassy security guard. he's am turkish man not an american. he's a turkish man not an american. the suicide bomber was passing through the x-ray machine when that explosion happened. there are multiple walls and bullet proof material separating employee. no damage is reported inside the embassy. employees have been moved to safe rooms inside the building. the question now is who is behind this suicide bombing? right now no one is claiming responsibility but we'll tell you what organizations have carried out similar bombings in turkey when i see you next. live in washington kyla campbell. time now 6:16.
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alaska airlines jet made an emergency landing over night in portland, oregon after the pilot passed out. the co-pilot took over the controls and safely landed in portland. that flight was originally headed to seattle. the airline says the pilot passed out somewhere over oregon but later did regain consciousness. paramedics rushed him to a hospital as soon as that plane landed. we still don't know why the pilot passed out or an update on his condition. meantime a team of japanese air safety experts will be right here in the u.s. next week. they will be at the boeing assembly plant where the dream liner jet is built. they will be looking for the cause of the battery problems that have grounded the world's fleet of dream liners. at midnight labor contracts expired pooh id for hundreds of
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-- now the university proposal calls for union members to contribute more into their retirement and health care coverage. negotiators continue between both sides with the health of an outside arbitrator. union leaders say despite the expired contract there are no plans to strike. also today oakland city leaders will introduce a first in the country. it is both an id card and a --
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>> one-year-old child is missing out of oakland. we'll have more details ktvu reporter brian flores is working on the story. he's here in the newsroom. we'll have another live report coming up. let's move along to traffic. the traffic does look good. a little bit of a backup in some of the middle lanes. for the most part it's better than it normally is for this time. a traffic time the travel time let's say live drive time traffic between hayward and fremont is 14 minute which is pretty good. not bad. obviously it should get a little busier before the morning is out. but right now it's a good drive. let's go to steve.
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former fremont resident that is not bad. late thursday and friday we might get rain in here. don't let this sunshine and warmer weather fool you. high pressure is our friend for awhile if you like this kind of weather. we need rain. we've had four weeks of dry weather. 30s on the temps to near 50 degrees for san francisco. offshore breeze in san francisco along parts of the coast. higher clouds might drift in here the weekend. but if i'm not worried about it, you shouldn't be worried. sunny and warm. chilly to start. 60s on the temps. low to mid to upper to 70 degrees. 79 nice degrees. fog, sun, hazy skies. looks good all the way into the weekend and early next week. we have car sales coming in today from the major makers. in january news shaping up to
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be pretty good in the last hour chrysler reports sales are up 16%. which is a signs sales momentum from last year. ford is expected to report in our 7:00 hour general motors at can. once again toyota is number one when it comes to consumer perception. ford, honda, chevrolet, and mercedes round out the top six. consumer reports magazine says the scores of all the strongest brands increased because more cars are becoming safer they have more value and get points for performance and design. time now 6:21. new reports that forms synthetic marijuana have been discovered in the bay area. what a ktvu special report has uncovered. and how local stores are able to sell it. plus a never seen before look at what it's like to ride one of the monster waves. jwwñ
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. we are getting an amazing look at the big waves at the maverick competition. it shows winner peter catching monster waves in half-moon bay. he won $50,000 in that
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competition. he decided to split that money with six of his fellow competitors. vallejo is on the verge of bringing an independent professional baseball team to the city. that is according to the vallejo times hearld. they have reached a tentative deal with redwood sports and entertainment. under the agreement they would play at wilson park. final approval expected on february 14th. the first game would be in june. time is 6:25. the federal government last year banned from thes in synthetic marijuana. but in a ktvu special report we found out it's still easy to find in some local stores. however, it's not being sold under the common names like spice or k-2. instead many stores are calling it something else to avoid being caught. authorities say this is a very dangerous drug and many teenagers are finding out about it in juvenile hall since we are told you can't trace it
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through a urinates. >> i thought my son died. that thought that was my last moment with him. i thought it was over. i thought that was the end. >> now law enforcement agents say unless the drug is sold openingly, they don't have the resources to go after every store that may be selling that drug behind the counter. many stores are selling it for about twice as much as marijuana. now it was a tip from a viewer that prompted this ktvu special report. if you have a story you would like us to go out and investigate, e-mail us at ireports@ktvu.com. 6:26 is the time. let's check in with sal for traffic. sal. sal here? he's not there. all right. we'll check in with sal in a little bit. meantime we continue our coverage on the countdown to -- >> i'm here, pam. >> all right steve is here. so we'll do countdown to super bowl in a second. steve, how is the weather?
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>> it's looking very nice. a little cold. patchy fog out there for inland areas. not near the coast or in san francisco. temps in the upper 40s to near 50. high pressure is really, really quite content to hang out in california for awhile. expect for a few high clouds and patchy fog. we have hazy sunshine. highs in the 60s and 70s. we'll have more on our weekend forecast coming up. >> thank you, steve. again coming up on 6:30 we are counting down to super bowl xlvii. 49ers going through the final two practices before the game. the special news conference that is happening in a few minutes. and we have new information on that amber alert we have been talking about all morning. we'll bring you'll that information coming up after the break. big news on the job market that is effecting the stocks this morning. we'll take you live to the opening bell next.
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welcome back to ktvu channel 2 morning news. right on time. that zodis on the new york stock exchange. they are the animal drug business of sizer. and over on the nasdaq go red for women today. awareness for heart disease and heart health. go red for the niners today. i'm wearing my red. i have cute new red shoes. >> i was going to point that out. she has beautiful red shoes on. >> i tweeted them out though. we'll nigh smile and say good morning, to you. thank you for joining us here. it is friday, fist day of february i'm dave clark. >> good morning, i'm pam cook. time now 6:30. we continue to follow broking news this -- breaking news this morning. a one-year-old girl abducted in oakland. we reported this alert minutes after it was issued. brian flores is in oakland with new information about what police are saying happened.
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brian. >> reporter: pam, good morning. we are rob the 14 -- we are on the 1400 block in oakland. this is the last known location that police are looking for. police are describing him as 56- year-old kim tolefree. let's get to the details on who police are looking for and this little girl as well. again police are looking for a 1973 older model primer gray chevy flat bed truck. california license plate number 7n79574. again we want to repeat this information. 1973 primer gray chevy flat bed truck california license plate number 7n79574. now police are looking for a one-year-old girl as well. she is described. her name is isaza tolefree. she is a black african american female. last seen wearing a pink shirt
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with blue bears holding an orange and yellow blanket. the suspect is kim tolefree as we mentioned. 56-year-old african american man described as 6'4", 270 pounds. last known description plaid green and gray shorts. and police tell us that the suspect is considered armed and dangerous. we just got off the phone with oakland police department as well. they gave us more information on what may have happened. it started around 12:45 this morning. tolefree and his wife were in some type of domestic violence dispute. the wife then took off with the one-year-old girl in a car. and then tolefree took off in subsequently that 1973 truck. from what police tell us tolefree crashed into the wife's car somewhere around the corner of 94 and holly. he took the child by force and placed her inside that truck. we understand from oakland
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police that the wife did sustain injuries but she is going to be okay. lots of information come into the newsroom. coming up we will be live from oakland police department and hopefully we will have more information on the amber alert. a lot of people looking for this little girl. live in oakland i'm brian flores. time now 6:33. also in over night news dozens of people still have no electricity in oakland following a suspicious fire. we have been following this since 4:30 this morning. claudine wong is live on nicole avenue. i know the pg&e crews are doing their best to get the lights back on. >> reporter: yes, they have been working for a little over an hour here. it looks like they are making good progress. some of the crews they actually just got down from the cherry picker. if you take a look at these wires stretched across the street that is what they were replacing. that's what got burned when this fire was getting under way. you take a look at the trees, you can see where the fire at
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least part of the fire is burn. there were a couple different locations. i want to show you how bad it looked when the fire was going. because there was one man that lives nearby who actually got alerted by the flames, called 911. grabbed the camera. this is what he saw. >> grandma. where you at? >> reporter: that is salvador trying to get his grandmother and baby and his family out of the house after he realized the trees in front of the apartment complex he lives in were on fire. this is all about 2:00 in the morning. there were at least three cypress trees shooting flames 30 feet in the air. it caused a lot of embers to drift over the building. some of the wood trim did start smoking. a coupling cars were damaged -- a couple cars were damaged. a dumpster caught on fire. you can hear him describing to us what he saw.
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>> reporter: we were sitting inside and i heard a lot of cracking and came outside and the whole street was it will up. >> reporter: what did you think? >> wow. surprised. i told my mom to grab the baby and my grandmother and came straight outside. >> reporter: so at that point, again the firefighters got here pretty quickly. they were able to put the fire out. i talked to a lieutenant that was out here said they were lucky this didn't get worse because it was really causing the huge clouds of smoke and embers to drift over the area. if we come back here live you can see the apartment building that is still without power. and then if we pan over here you can see this tree. when this power comes back on here. about 40 people in the dark. we just saw them come down from
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overhead and fixing that. we'll bring youen update coming up. live in oakland claudine wong. 6:36 is the time. happening right now we want to take you to new orleans because we are just in countdown two days before the super bowl. we are looking live right now. this is one of the most exciting things about this super bowl. is this harbaugh. the harbaugh brothers. we are looking at the two helmets facing off between the lombardi trophy and john and jim will begin a special joint news conference any time now. you can see we are looking in there live. we are waiting for this to happen. and we will bring that to you as soon as the two coaches going to be very fun to see. meantime while we are waiting for that reporter brent is in new orleans. he's been there for a few days. kind of absorbing the whole atmosphere there. good morning, brent. >> reporter: good morning.
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that harbaugh press conference is up stairs from us. we're in the media mecca of super bowl week. that is radio row right behind us. we're more than 5,000 media are credentialed for super bowl xlvii here in new orleans. as for the fans and buzz around this game as you can expect there are a lot of people here and ready to roll. it wasn't the case on wednesday. kind of a quiet crowd even on bourbon street. it was chilly that night. then yesterday things started to pick up. and as you can see the roman numerals for super bowl xlvii were delivered via mississippi river by a barge. the folks in new orleans are so proud of what they are doing hosting this super bowl once again for the first time in 11 years. several folks coming up to us and saying this is the best city in the world how great is our city? of course they have overcome so much since hurricane katrina. a different feel to this super bowl compared to the last time. i was here covering the super that was after 9/11.
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now after overcoming so much for this city and of course the new orlean saints themselves winning a super bowl title they have football fever. they are ready to host a couple parties. giving you a little insight of how things have changed in terms of the people here. the hotel rates on wednesday were in the $200 to $300 range. by the time thursday rolled around if you wanted a hotel upwards of $2,000. >> wow. >> reporter: a lot of things happening here in new orleans and the buzz is back for super bowl xlvii. for ktvu morning news i'm brent in new orleans. >> thank you for that. time now 6:38. san francisco police are busy to patrol the crowds and keep the peace after the super bowl. they don't want a repeat of what happened last october after the giants won the world
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series. remember a muni bus was torched there were a lot of stores in the mission district that were vandalized. the city will remove trash bins so they won't be burned or turned over. they are also adding extra patrols in the mission, marina, and north beach areas. chp is also targeting drunk drivers this weekend. aaa reports dui crashes all over california jumped by 75% on super bowl sunday. compared to other sundays in january or february. the highway patrol averages 450dui arrests on super bowl sunday. that is why the chp is pushing this slogan fans don't let fans drive drunk. make sure you stay right here with ktvu channel 2 for all of the continuing super bowl coverage. you will see our team the ktvu team is bringing you live reports from the big easy and every newscast leading up to the big game. and then on sunday night after the game is over, switch to
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channel 2 for a live local post game show with our fans in the bay area and of course in new orleans. >> yeah it's great. we have seen joe fonzi. this morning we will see him again. he's out in the streets. 6:40 is the time. let's check in with sal right now for the friday morning commute. >> that is right. we are looking at a crash in san jose. northbound 101. it's been there for just a little bit. no serious injuries. i want to put it on the maps for you. northbound 101 at 13th street. the traffic though even though it has been slowing down quite abruptly on northbound 101 all the way up to 13th street easy alternate routes since the other freeways are doing well. would be 85 to 87. or if you need to get into the valley use 280. it looks like they might be clearing this crash soon. not as bad as they had yesterday. still another problem for 101. let's move along and take a look at westbound. it has been really big this morning. once you get on to the bridge
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it looks good into san francisco. speaking of northbound 101 in san francisco looks good approaching the 80 split with no major problems getting to that lower deck of the bay bridge. 6:41 let's go to steve. thank you very much. happy friday. we do have a result bit of fog around. 30s and 40s to almost 50 degrees on the lows. offshore breeze still in place which means coastal locations look pretty good today. patchy fog mainly inland. hazy and warm. mostly sunny over the weekend with higher clouds. next rain next thursday or friday. it's looking more like a colder system than a rainy system. that would be about a week away things will start to change. until then not much. expect for a few high clouds and maybe an increase in some of the fog. everything looks really quiet. sunny and warm today. again that offshore breeze that will help like santa cruz. capitola to near 70 degrees. mostly sunny over the weekend. it's a dry forecast and a lot of high clouds. 49 san francisco. yet some low 30s for some.
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it's cold with patchy fog out there. higher clouds i think they are more interested in southern california or central california. sunny and warm today. a chilly start or cold. 70 and in clear lake. 65 novato. keptfield at 65. 64 in walnut creek. same for antioch and brentwood. 70 santa cruz. san jose at 67. cupertino in there as well. 66 redwood city. 63 in san francisco. palo alto mid 60s. hazy sunshine. mostly sunny monday and tuesday. if time now 6:42. happening right now in new orleans the har-bowl press conference just started. there is jim and john harbaugh. when we come back we will check in and listen to what they have
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for the whole industry. time now 6:45. we are going right to new orleans live. 49ers coach jim harbaugh and his brother ravens coach john
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harbaugh are colding this special news conference. >> he's got his memorized. it's unbelievable. brilliant. and that is true. the band of brothers will be the brothers on the sideline. ravens sideline and 49ers sideline. that will be the band of brothers in this competition. >> reporter: coach, we have longed to say -- [ inaudible ] what i wanted to find out the place where the mommy flows. which one of you thinks that their team is really going to do as much as win this saturday or sunday i forgot. i came all the way here jim, just to see you in person with your brother. >> were you born in toledo as
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well? we know the mommy river. we we know the ohio valley. that is where we are from. the week has not been any different from my standpoint or our standpoint than a normal week of football during the season. and the players may have a different opinion on that. but coaching wise you know it's been very much the same. you are in a darkroom, you're watching tape, watching the baltimore ravens studying them. and then getting with the players, getting out on the practice field that has been wonderful. we've had great practices. meetings have been really crisp and we're getting a good understanding of what our plan is going into this game. and all the while just you know thinking about the most exciting thing. and when that ball is kicked off on sunday for the game. we understand it will be a
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great challenge. it will be a great task and that if we were to win this game, it will be a well earned. so that is really all we're thinking about and focused about. and can't wait for it. and really excited to be here. >> we are listening live from new orleans. there is jim and john harbaugh at their very special joint news conference just before the super bowl. we heard a little bit of what they are saying. as they get ready for their two teams for subdue will check back and -- we will check back and bring you more. time is 6:48. here's a quick look at the other top stories. so far no one has claimed responsibility. also an amber alert has
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been issued for a missing one- year-old girl in oakland. the suspect identified as 56- year-old kim tolefree got into a fight with the little girl's mother. the mother reportedly took the little girl and then tolefree crashed into them and took the child away. now the home in the 1400 block of 98th avenue is the last known location of tolefree. police say he's considered armed and dangerous. reportedly he's driving a 1973 gray chevy pickup truck where the california license plate you see right here. 7. in 79 -- 7n79574. have you heard of the love locks? they will be removed from a freeway overpass today. ktvu janine de la vega is in los gatos to talk about the removal and how a local museum hopes to give the display a second chance.
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>> reporter: we are here in downtown los gatos. really the heart of the town. they light up the trees here. during the day there is a lot of pedestrian traffic here. and some people who live here say that these padlocks here on the main street bridge sort of add a sense of romance. you can see couples have engraved their names and put their anniversary dates here. but today all of these padlocks will be cut off. the locks started appearing last fall after one couple had a padlock ebb graved to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. they got their idea from a similar landmarks around the world where lovers left their locks. the trend picked up here and other couples started bringing locks and that fence had up to 25 padlocks on it at some time. town posted a sign saying the bridge belonged to cal tran and the locks posed a hazard to cars traveling below. so town officials gave people until today to remove the locks
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or they would be cut off. >> i really like the symbolism of the locks. i don't see what kind of a hazard it would cause. it's a sad day. they have been here far long time. they are very special. i don't think it's a hazard. i think we should leave them. >> reporter: officials have come up with a solution. they have posted this sign saying the locks will be relocated. people can remove their locks and they will be put on display for valentines day on february 14th. but as you can see there are still some of the locks left here. they were supposed to remove them last night about 17 are left. these will be cut off sometime later today and they will be moved to a corporation yard. they have until february 14th to pick them up. coming up we'll tell you what people think of that museum idea. reporting live from los gatos janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. we want to update crash in
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san jose now. >> northbound 101 this crash has been there for a little bit. they are moving it off to the side. traffic is very slow coming up through downtown. it's backed up all the way to the capitol expressway. let's go to live pictures. westbound 24 moderate as you drive to the tunnel. also this morning at the bay bridge toll plaza it hasn't been that bad. it's an eight minute belay. 24 looks good. let's go to steve. thank you, sal. very good morning. sunrise over the big city. it looks good. a little cold for some. santa rosa is 33. for some that offshore breeze will help things along. there is not much of a change. a little bit more fog. hayward has some fog. livermore, concord, and santa rosa. sunny and warm. very hazy. chilly start or cold for some.
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mild to warm. they are checking in at an even 70. not much change over the weekend. expect for a few high clouds and fog. temperatures slightly cooler. time now 6:53. oakland police department responding to disturbing accusations. it's an incident involving a toddler. a strong warning to beach goers how your dog could be putting your life at risk.
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welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. live look at the big board. dow jones up 82 points right now. nasdaq and s & p as well. if you haven't heard of zodis it's the largest deal since facebook. it's the pet drug brand officesser. the independent monitor is oversighing oakland -- overseeing oakland police reforms. the report specifically is citing the police response to the occupy oakland protest. the report is supporting police chief howard jordan that is trying to suspend two officers. the federal government may take over the oakland police department if the department doesn't come ply with court
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order reforms. that very same report is claiming that two oakland police officers pointed their guns at a sleeping 19-month-old child. it happened last summer on market street while the officers were serving a search warrant in a misdemeanor drug case. oakland police issued a statement saying the officers were confronting dangerous drug dealers and had their guns drawn for their own protection. during the past four years at least seven people have died at northern california beaches while trying to save their pets. that is why this morning the east bay spca teamed up with the coast guard and national park service to help educate dog owners about the dangers of the water they also say you should know dogs are better swimmers than people. pam let's quickly check in with sal. we are watching the toll plaza and everything else. >> coming up on mornings on 2. it's doing pretty well. no major problems. also san jose we are watching a crash northbound 101 at 13th. let's go to steve. sal, thank you. hazy. a little bit of fog this